Care of Military Personnel and Spouse/Significant Other Support

COMPASS is a program that helps address trauma, PTSD, anxiety/fear, grief that Soldiers and their support system have experienced. These can be related to deployment(s) or life related moral injury. Open to anyone that has served, or currently serving and their families. COMPASS will be hosting an event on April 26-28th at Hickory Nob State Park for anyone that is interested in the program. FREE ADMISSION (attire is business casual). For more information about the program click the image above for a brief summary video.  


  • 20240417 - South Carolina House of Representatives recognize the South Carolina Army National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit - U.S. Army Soldiers with the Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU), South Carolina Army National Guard, are recognized by the South Carolina House of Representatives for the unit’s accomplishments during the 2024 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship in Columbia, South Carolina on April 17, 2024. The U.S. Army Small Arms Championship is a week-long, advanced combat, live-fire training event held at Fort Moore, Georgia and it consists of teams from Active Duty, Army Reserves, and the National Guard. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Jordan, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Pritchett, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mack Williams, and U.S. Army Sgt. David Drummer with the MTU competed against 53 other teams and won first place. Out of the 230 shooters, Jordan had the best overall score with 2,059 of 3,000. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, Adjutant General for South Carolina, accompanied the team and congratulated them on their accomplishment. 
  • 20240419 - Retirement Ceremony for Col. John W. McElveen - U.S. Army Col. John W. McElveen, an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter pilot and a former commander of the 59th Aviation Troop Command (59th ATC), South Carolina Army National Guard, participates in a retirement ceremony in his honor held at the South Carolina National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility (location 1), Joint National Guard Base McEntire, Eastover, South Carolina, April 19, 2024. McElveen retired after 35 years of service, and during the ceremony received an honorary promotion to brigadier general. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, adjutant general for South Carolina, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey (Jeff) Jones, deputy adjutant general for South Carolina, Maj. Gen. Frank M. Rice, commander of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, and retired Maj. General Lester D. Eisner, formerly an assistant adjutant general for South Carolina, attended the ceremony. Current and former Soldiers of the 59th ATC and friends joined McElveen’s family in celebrating his career, service, and lifelong contribution to the Army Aviation community.
  •  20240420 - 218th MEB Brigade Returns from Deployment to Africa - U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), South Carolina Army National Guard, return home from deployment at the Charleston County School District Stadium, North Charleston, South Carolina, April 20, 2024. The Soldiers were welcomed by their families, friends, and leaders following their nearly year-long deployment to Africa in support United States Africa Command.

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